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Ultra Music Festival are reportedly being sued for violating Americans with Disabilities Act

The Miami festival has yet to comment on the matter...

Ultra Music Festival, one of America’s largest EDM festivals, is being sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

A blind activist and Paralympic athlete, Juan Carlos Gil, is pursuing the organisation on the grounds that their website and live events are not easily accessible for the visually impaired or those with other disabilities. 

The 30-page suit is supposedly “not an indictment of Ultra whatsoever,” but a “public motion for greater inclusivity.” 

The lawyer assigned to the case, Scott R. Dinin states: 

“All we’re asking [Ultra] to do is recognise [that] this is a very diverse population, to make all their offerings available to all people in that population. We think it’ll make it a better Ultra experience and, obviously, a better Miami.” 

“I think the biggest misperception of this law is that people don’t understand that it’s been law for 25 years,” Dinin said. “This same law is a civil rights law". 

Ultra Music Festival has yet to comment on the lawsuit. 

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